Parents' Guide to

Our Teen Network

By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Risky teen-dating site with unmoderated chat, iffy links.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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age 18+

Older adults lurk the site

Older adult lurk the site. They find young boys and girls usernames and send them dirty pics, perverted messages and so on. Some kids are on there, lots of pressuring for sexual things, nasty sexual comments and the like.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Our Teen Network bills itself as a safe social networking and dating hub for teens. With its primitive design and lack of innovative features, it's no match for sophisticated social sites like Facebook, and safety isn't the first word that comes to mind. Although the site makes an effort to keep strong language and identifying information off users' profiles, its chat rooms are unmoderated. Odd, useless features like "calculate chemistry" and "today's biorhythm" -- plus an obnoxious "hot or not" poll -- add nothing to the site. Technical glitches made the "3D City" virtual world impossible to explore, and the site's sign-up options are a bit puzzling -- the "I am a" choices are guy, girl, gay, and lesbian, as if those categories were mutually exclusive.

Online interaction: Registered users can interact with each other in a variety of ways, including video chat and a virtual world. Chats aren't monitored or moderated.

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